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  1. Hops: The Fundamental ‘Spice’ of Craft Beer

    By: Paula Polei Demand for hops has surged in recent years, due to the growth of hoppier craft beer styles, such as India Pale Ales. More recently, craft beer drinkers’ obsession with different brews has a lot to do with the wide range of incredible flavors and aromas derived from different kinds of hops. The earliest recorded use of wild...
  2. Craft Brewers Conference 2016 Recap

    By: Paula Polei This year’s Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) in Philly was truly an amazing experience. When compared to last year’s event in Portland, the 2016 CBC was very different. BOB upgraded our exhibit space and gave away some awesome prizes, including BOBble heads, beer bottle koozies, beer tasting glasses and Big Green Egg smokers. BOB was so busy answering...
  3. Ways to Celebrate American Craft Beer Week

    By: Paula Polei American Craft Beer Week (ACBW) is the national celebration of small and independent craft brewers and the American beer culture. Held annually, this year’s ACBW will be celebrated in all 50 states May 16-22, 2016. The event is a chance for the community of breweries to celebrate America’s beer culture, while providing an opportunity for today’s beer...
  4. Customer Spotlight: Vault Brewing

    By: Paula Polei Like many of my fellow craft beer drinkers, I’m excited about the Craft Brewers Conference in Philly next month. I’ve been to Philly once before, but embarking on the city with craft brewers – it doesn’t get much better than that! For our next Brewery Spotlight, I thought we’d pay homage to “The City of Brotherly Love”...
  5. Beer Tripping: Spring Break Craft Beer Destinations

    By: Paula Polei Beer has always had a place as a travel companion, whether it’s on a beach during vacation, relaxing while poolside, or sitting around a campfire. Craft beer drinkers sometimes trek hundreds of miles to visit their favorite breweries and attend their favorite beer festivals. With Spring Break just around the corner, it is only appropriate that BOB...
  6. Craft Beer Guilds

    By: Paula Polei One thing I’ve learned about craft beer is the joy of sharing my passion with others by joining state Craft Beer Guilds. Through these valuable resources, you can explore craft beer in a whole new way and interact with those around you to share your love of craft beer. Benefits of Craft Beer Guilds Guild membership dues...
  7. Will you be my Craft Beer Valentine?

    By: Paula Polei February, the month known for the most affectionate holiday – Valentine’s Day. If you are still looking for a unique gift to surprise that special someone, or a chocolate-flavored craft beer to enjoy during a quiet evening in, I’ve compiled a list of beer-inspired ideas especially for you this Valentine’s Day. If you’re single and don’t care...
  8. Five Ways to Join the Craft Beer Movement in 2016

    By: Paula Polei Happy New Year! January marks the first official month of the year when everyone starts to change their way of thinking, living and, well, just plain being (for a few weeks, at least). Everyone has the drive to be better and do better with that first-of-the-year burst of energy we all get after the holidays. This year...
  9. Happy Holidays from BOB

    By: Paula Polei As 2015 quickly comes to a close, BOB wanted to take an opportunity to wish you and yours Happy Holidays. No matter what you’re doing this holiday season, we hope you’ll take a moment to reflect back on your year while taking time to wind down with loved ones. We appreciate your business and would like to...
  10. We Give Thanks to Craft Beer

    By: Paula Polei It’s that time of year when everyone gets that warm, fuzzy feeling about how thankful they are for those around them. Each year on the fourth Thursday in November, Americans gather for a day of feasting with family. This year, I asked Luciano Scremin, Owner/Brewmaster at Engine 15 Brewing Company, to share his traditions during the Thanksgiving...

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